Did you know our pharmacists can prescribe for eczema?
Eczema is a lifelong skin condition that first appears in early childhood and reoccurs periodically into adulthood. It is recognized by itchiness, oozing, weeping sores, and cracking/bleeding skin. Eczema ranges in severity and treatment options, but usually appears in several common sites (hands, wrists, legs, feet, behind the knees, neck, and face). Although eczema should first be diagnosed by a physician, pharmacists can prescribe medications to treat eczema flare-ups.
Proper skin care and moisturizing is helpful to prevent eczema from worsening and often is the only treatment needed. However, prescription medication is sometimes required when eczema becomes inflamed and irritated.